Home of two of the world's highest peaksMount Everest and K2the Himalayas are both revered and feared by mountaineers around the world. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Himalaya mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in South Asia who live in its shadow. Special sections also decribe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.
Learning Green introduces readers to a wide range of careers in education that address conservation and environmentalism. These include teaching and promoting a green curriculum in a public or private school setting. These subjects intersect with a vast assortment of professions, such as architecture, engineering, law, horticulture, forestry, biology, urban and regional planning, oceanography, geology, and geography.
Opportunitiesin environmental law are explored in Legally Green. Jobs include working for public service or governmental agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) as environmental investigators, officers, inspectors, and policy advisors. Careers in this field also include working as attorneys and legal support staff for law firms that offer services related to environmental law, and for corporations that need to keep on top of compliance and other regulatory issues as a part of doing their daily business. Opportunities also exist in education, law enforcement, and even politics.
Re-Greening the Environment covers the wide range of careers in environmental clean-up, remediation, and renewal. The response to two massive oil spills in recent yearsthe Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989 and the current Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexicoare explored. The types of jobs and careers that are associated with preventing and correcting disasters such as these include environmental scientist, hydrogeologist, enforcing clean-up regulations, and monitoring and testing waterways, soil, and groundwater for harmful pollutants. Also, the reuse and rehabbing of older commercial or industrial buildings presents opportunities in planning, designing, rebuilding, reclaiming, and restoring the natural habitats associated with these sites.
Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green explores the many careers open to people in the fast-growing field of ecotourism. From being an ecotour leader or naturalist to managing a wildlife eco-lodge, working as a travel agent certified in ecotourism, or teaching on-the-ground tour guides and college students interested in making a living helping others enjoy nature, the opportunities for people seeking work in ecotourism are manyand growing fast. Other jobs associated with ecotourism include working in public relations or marketing ecotourism destinations, writing guidebooks, and helping visitors understand and appreciate nature as an interpreter for agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada. Also of note: the challenges and responsibilities that jobs in ecotourism present to people who wish to make use of the environment for fun and profit without harming the ecological health of our planet.
The famous peaks of the AlpsMont Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Eigerhave inspired adventure seekers, poets, and philosophers throughout history. This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Alps mountain range, and how it is intertwined with the cultures and ways of life of the people in Europe who live in its shadow. Special sections also describe the plants and animals that thrive in this mountain habitat, as well as the unique problems facing this region.
Building Green Places takes a green look at careers in planning, designing, and building energy-efficient facilities in which to live, work, and play. It also includes the development of communities built in a way that will complement and enhance Earths ecosystems.
Green Ways of Getting Around moves readers toward careers in "green" transportation, including travel by air, sea, and land, and even in more extreme environments, such as outer space and under water. This book explores mass transit and automotive transportation, highlighting fuel-powered vehicles, such as buses, planes, and boats, which carry with them their own pros and cons as being fuel-efficient and ecologically sound. Also included: using pedal power, pedestrian-friendly venues, concepts that promote walkability and sustainable mass transit, and powering transportation with alternative energy sources.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work with things so tiny you need special microscopes to see them? That is exactly what nanotechnologists do. These specialists work with the smallest units of matter to make new products and improve existing ones. Look inside to find out more about the scientists who use tiny bits of matter to make big discoveries.
Is the suspect a cold-blooded killer or suffering from a mental illness? This is the kind of tough question that a forensic psychologist must help answer. These specialists combine their knowledge of psychology and the law to come up with answers. Look inside to find out more about how forensic psychologists use their skills to serve the legal system.
Introduces readers to the cool career of veterinarian by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of video game designer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of wildlife photographer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Arson investigators are among the first people to arrive at the scene of a fire. These special experts examine a site to find out if a fire was an accident or arson. Look inside to find out more about how arson investigators uncover clues and use science to solve fire mysteries.
Introduces readers to the cool career of sports medicine doctor by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of athletic training by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Introduces readers to the cool career of nursing by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Virtual Reality Specialist Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the industry.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a food scientist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in food science.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a Marine biologist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the study of marine biology.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an organic farmer. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of organic farming.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming an astronaut. Includes profiles of prominent astronauts.
Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Air Traffic Controller, including training and skills needed.
Now matter what kind of food your favorite restaurant serves, it is sure to have chefs working behind the scenes. Readers will learn what it is like to work in a busy restaurant kitchen and how they can prepare for a career as a chef.
Fish are a major source of food for people around the world. Find out what it is like to work as a commercial fisher, from living and working on a boat to the hard work required to pull in huge nets of fish.